Each year, millions of people worldwide turn to facial injections or facial fillers to combat signs of aging. Telltale signs of aging include, but are not limited to, crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, jowls, forehead creases, and fine wrinkles. If you have been considering any of the facial injections or facial fillers on the market today, it is important to find out which method is best for you. To help make your decision, consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to ensure the best possible results. Board-certified plastic surgeons must undergo at least six years of training, and they are able to assess and treat any issues or complications that other doctors cannot.
Facial Injections vs. Facial Fillers
Injectable facial fillers include Juvederm, Belatero, and Radiesse (Hydroxyappetite). They are used to restore facial contours as well as minimize the appearance of wrinkles caused by aging. If you are looking to add definition to the nasolabial folds, lips, or fine lines around the mouth, Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally used. If you are searching for a treatment to enhance the cheeks or to fix early jowling, Hydroxyappetite may be the best option. This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and patients typically recover within one to two hours after the injection. Facial injections usually last between six and 18 months with minimal side effects such as temporary stinging, faint redness, fullness, or bruising.
Facial injections like Botox involve injecting a highly diluted protein toxin into the facial expression muscles. The fine lines caused by certain muscle actions are softened due to temporary muscle paralysis. The procedure only takes 15 minutes with either topical or no anesthesia. Side effects are also mild, including temporary stinging or possible bruising. Treatments like Botox last about three to five months before another treatment is required.
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For more information about which treatment is the right one for you, schedule a consultation with the board-certified doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery by calling (303) 443-2277 or visiting 2525 4th Street in Boulder, CO. Our doctors look forward to meeting you!